ABC Leadership

Director

Kim Wilson

(803) 323-2451
wilsonki@winthrop.edu

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Program Specialist

Kelly Hall

(803) 323-2451
hallk@winthrop.edu


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Business Operations Manager

Cheryl Taylor

(803) 323-2451
taylorc@winthrop.edu

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Director

Kim Wilson

Kim, an alumna of Winthrop University, returns after a twenty five year departure to devote her passion for arts education to the children of her home state. Her experience in arts education began in community education teaching adult and children’s classes at Shelburne Craft School, University of Vermont, and Very Special Arts VT. Afterwards, she served as Director of Education at Pewabic Pottery, a historic Arts and Crafts era production pottery, in Detroit, MI, and Executive Director for Sawtooth School for Visual Arts in Winston-Salem, NC.

Over the last ten years, Kim has focused on public arts education. After only teaching four years, Kim was recognized as the 2012 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. Since that time she has transitioned into empowering all educators with creativity-fostering teaching practices, including arts-integration strategies through her work with Arkansas A+ Schools. Kim is currently a doctoral candidate, pursuing an Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership from Walden University.

In her new role as ABC Project Field Service Specialist, Kim is eager to utilize all of her passion, belief, and experiences in art education to ensure all children in South Carolina have access to quality, sequential fine arts education.

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Program Specialist

Kelly Hall

Kelly Hall is a graduate of Winthrop University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, K-12 Education Certification. She began her career on staff at Carolina Forest High School in Myrtle Beach, SC as one of two theatre teachers. In 2013, Kelly and her family moved to Beaufort, SC where she began teaching theatre at Beaufort Middle School. In addition to teaching at Beaufort Middle, Kelly also lead staff-wide professional development, directed school-wide and cluster performances, and was the school’s ABC grant manager. In the 2018-19 School year, she was recognized as a Top-5 District Teacher of the Year. During her time as a theatre educator, she directed musicals and plays such as Annie Jr, Lion King Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., and Cyrano de Bergerac, among others. She also continued to perform in theatrical productions with Beaufort Theatre Company and volunteer within the community. Kelly resides in Rock Hill, SC with her husband, Will, and their three children.

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Business Operations Manager

Cheryl Taylor

Cheryl is originally from Charleston, WV. She moved to Rock Hill, SC in June 1998 and began working with the ABC Project in August of that same year. She and her husband have been married for 37 years and have two grown married sons. She is very active in her church working in youth ministry. Cheryl enjoys reading, camping and hiking. She stays quite busy in the ABC Project office managing the day-to-day business operations.

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Coordinating Committee

David Platts
SC Arts Commission

Ashley Kerns Brown
SC Arts Commission

Latoya Dixon
SC State Department of Education

Gwendolyn Shealy
SC State Department of Education

Jeff Bellantoni
Winthrop University

Kavin Ming
Winthrop University

Kim Wilson
ABC Project

 

Steering Committee

Jackie Adams
Columbia Museum of Art

Jo Ann Anderson
Anderson Research Group

Carol Baker
SC Governor’s School for Arts & Humanities

Jeff Bellantoni
Winthrop University

Ashley Kerns Brown
SC Arts Commission

Sharla Brown
SCETV

Toni Chewning
Palmetto State Teachers Association

Angela Corbett
Fine Arts Cultural Enrichment Teaching Studio

Beryl Dakers
SCETV

Jed Dearybury
Palmetto State Teachers Association

Latoya Dixon
SC Department of Education

Christine Fisher
Retired, ABC Project

Minuette Floyd
The University of South Carolina

Stephanie Frazier
SCETV

Larisa Gelman
The Peace Center

Carolyn Govan
Art Teacher

Kelly Hall
ABC Project

Jenna Hallman
CERRA

Bernadette Hampton
The SC Education Association

Tayloe Harding
The University of South Carolina

Scot Hockman
Retired, SC Department of Education

Jennifer Holliday
Williamsburg County School District

Ava Hughes
The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg

Terry K. Hunter
Fine Arts Cultural Enrichment Teaching Studio

Tracey Hunter-Doniger
College of Charleston

Anna Jacobs
Ash Enterprises

Allison Jacques
School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties

Fred Jones
Colleton Consulting Group

John Lane
SC Commission on Higher Education

Ashlee Lewis
The University of South Carolina

Gail Mack
Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five

Ken May
Retired, SC Arts Commission

Brenda McCutchen
Dance Curriculum Designs

GP McLeer
SC Arts Alliance

Kavin Ming
Winthrop University

Richard E. Moore
Retired, Richland County School District One

Valerie Morris
College of Charleston

Terry Peterson
College of Charleston

David Platts
SC Arts Commission

Nancy Pope
Richland School District 1

Carrie Ann Power
Retired, SC Department of Education

Scott Shanklin-Peterson
College of Charleston

Gwendolyn Shealy
SC Department of Education

Lance Stockton
Aiken County Public School District

Tracie Swilley
Fairfield Central High School

Jennifer Thomas
SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities

Leo Twiggs
Claflin University

Kim Wilson
ABC Project

Eve Wohlford
Palmetto State Arts Education

Dana Yow
SC Education Oversight Committee